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Gabe Somarriba
Gabe Somarriba

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Sunset HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160

Position:
Outfield

Birthdate:
12/11/1979

Degree:
Exercise Science


As a Junior (`01): A true team leader both on and off the field. Used his speed to rob opponents of base hits and was second on the team in stolen bases with 13. Broke the season hit-by-pitch record (27). Listed in the top-10 in Division I in the same category. Took first base by being hit by a pitch twice in five games. Tied his game-high 4 RBI mark in the A-Sun Tournament against Jacksonville (5/18) despite playing with a deeply bruised elbow. Against Jacksonville State (5/5) tied his game-high four hits. Among the top three in multiple hit games (16), multiple RBI games (8) and hitting streak (9). With the bases loaded he had an impressive .600 batting average.

Summer League (`00): Played in the Homestead Collegiate League.

As a Sophomore (`00): Began the season as the team's starting center fielder. Defensive play kept him in the line-up. Had an outstanding ninth inning play to save a 1-0 victory over Boston College. Almost duplicated the play twice more during the season, one in the regional tournament. Developed a knack for getting on base. Was hit a school record 25 times. His team leading .479 on base percentage moved him from the ninth spot to the lead-off spot. Had a career high four hits versus Hofsta (3/11) and a career high four RBIs versus Campbell (5/5). Hit two doubles against Campbell (5/6). Had 13 games with two or more hits. Hit homers against Monmouth, Georgia State, Wright State, and Stetson. Held a .352 batting average through the first week of May.

As a Freshman (`99): Played in 38 games with 14 starts. Had four multiple-hit games. Best games were against Campbell 2-for-3, with a run and an RBI and against Jacksonville 2-for-4, two runs and an RBI.

High School: Played for Bill McClain at Miami Sunset Senior High School. A two-time First Team All-City honoree. Two year scholar athlete.

Summer League (`98): Played for Alex Diaz and the Knights American Legion team. Was a three-time MVP.

Personal: Exercise Science major. Son of Jose and Maria Somarriba. Born December 11, 1979 in Miami, FL.

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